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Old 07-13-2017, 8:37 AM
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Most trucks come with antennas pre-installed, but that doesn't mean a radio was installed.

And further, a lot of companies have banned drivers from having a CB in their trucks.
One of my golfing partners owns a trucking company. He has Kenworths and Peterbilts. He said he doesn't recall a CB antenna (or radio) ever being offered as standard equipment. Perhaps it's for the reason you stated: "...a lot of companies have banned drivers from having a CB in their trucks." It would be money wasted.
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I work in the field with truck drivers, and I can assure you they come pre-wired and pre-installed in most cases...

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Old 07-13-2017, 12:41 PM
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I work in the field with truck drivers, and I can assure you they come pre-wired and pre-installed in most cases...

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That's actually one of my biggest complaints. Freightliner SD series have the mobile bracket and a 10A ignition switched accessory pre-installed in most cases (did a install on a base model which didn't have the bracket the other day). The problem, freight rivets that bracket in and it's too wide to fit anything but full sized CBs and they are really a pain to install he radio in whether its a CB or LMR radio just because it's hard o get your hand in there. Peterbuilt on the other hand does a laughable CB factory install (even offering an in-house radio). The UHF connector is crimped on with regular crimpers…not hex crimpers made for the application.


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I can attest to the fact that CB is not dead. Here in the Seattle WA area we have several CB clubs with up to 500 members gettin' back on the ol' radio. In fact a lot of people are purchasing old time radios and surprised there are still CB'ers out there willing to rag chew. So don't be afraid to pick up a unit and giving it a try. Hey, ever vinyl records are making a come back! Sometimes newer isn't always better!

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